Diploma of Photo Imaging

Billy Blue College of Design

The Diploma of Photo Imaging has been designed to provide graduates with a broad base of generalist Photo Imaging knowledge, skills and experience suitable both for entry-level employment in the Photo Imaging sector and/or as a platform for further specialised study at Bachelor level. The course structure is designed to interweave theory, practice and connection. Each of these themes in turn represents distinct modes of thinking, enquiry and knowledge acquisition in relation to photo imaging. Throughout the course students: explore underpinning theoretical bodies of knowledge as a source of ideas and methods (theory informing practice); engage in practice both as a means of skills acquisition and as a crucial mode of thinking (practice not only informed by but informing theory); and make connections, both with the history and contexts of photo imaging and with industry mentors and communities of practice. The course aims to develop graduates who are intellectually curious, rigorous independent thinkers, ethical and reflective practitioners with a commitment to lifelong learning. Throughout, students will have the opportunity to engage with authentic learning experiences and assessment tasks grounded in industry practice.

Course Fee:

Australian: $21,022
International: $25,001

Entry Requirements:

Australian Year 12 equivalent. For international applications: IELTS 5.5 with no skills band less than 5. Special Entry Requirements: Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level: broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design)


12 core subjects

Subjects you can Study:

Photo imaging

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03389E

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ultimo No info No Full time 1 year
Ultimo No info No Part time 2 years
Brisbane No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne No info No Full time 1 year
Melbourne No info No Part time 2 years

Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia provide specialist design courses – by designers for designers. Industry experts teach and mentor students, showing them the ropes with industry-relevant skills and super handy career advice. Billy Blue enjoys a strong connection to the design industry, with opportunities to develop as a professional, work on real-world projects in class and grow your own network of industry contacts and clients before you graduate.

With internships and work integrated learning programs involving live briefs, students get the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s top design firms.

Billy Blue at TUA design courses are industry-driven, delivered by designers for designers. Match your passion to one of our university-equivalent bachelor degrees, diplomas, a starting point certificate, or inspiring short-courses. All higher education courses include real-life industry experience helping you graduate with a shining portfolio and critical industry contacts.

Billy Blue at TUA produces creative thinkers - giving you the chance to acquire the relevant design skills, collaborate with the design industry’s leading talents, and gain practical experience along the way. We insist that our students challenge convention and go against the status quo to unlock a world of inspiration and opportunity where imagination is your secret weapon. Your specialist education is delivered by designers, for designers. Tapping into your career potential, and opening your mind to what is possible, is what excites us most.

As part of the Billy Blue philosophy to produce design graduates who have had the opportunity to stretch, grow and connect to the industry, we offer an Internship Program to all of our bachelor degree students. You can apply to complete an internship during your studies – some of these may even earn you course credit towards your degree.

Internships at Billy Blue are realised through many means including the BB Hatch Internship program, dedicated internship subjects embedded within courses and participation in external internship schemes run by our industry partners.

For over 25 years, Billy Blue has been a vibrant community of design practice. Our college is a cluster of young designers and experienced design educators who are fully connected with today’s working industry. Our mission is the same as it was when we began: to be part of a family of designers who can rely on each other to navigate the way forward and share opportunities and livelihood.

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